Road Test Vehicles


Road Test Vehicles

You need to provide an appropriate vehicle when you take your road test. Make sure that the vehicle meets safety standards, and that valid registration, license, and insurance papers are in the vehicle. The vehicle must be representative of the license class. The following are typical vehicles accepted for road tests:

  • Class 4 (restricted) — any car or pickup truck
  • Class 4 (unrestricted) — a full-sized passenger van or small school bus with a seating capacity of at least 11 adults
  • Class 3 — a large tandem or tridem rear axle truck such as a moving van or dump truck
  • Class 2 — a large bus with a seating capacity of at least 36 adults
  • Class 2 - a bus with a seating capacity of 25-34 adults (NOT including the driver); Restriction 51 “CL2 max 34 passes. capacity” will be added.
  • Class 1 — a loaded tandem or tridem rear axle tractor-trailer combination with air brakes and with an on-road loaded weight of at least 28,000 kg. Semi-trailer must be at least 13 meters long (7.5 meters if pintle hitch trailer).
  • Heavy trailer endorsement (code 20) — a loaded truck and trailer combination without air brakes. The trailer with its load must weigh at least 4,600 kg.


Check It

Check with a driver licensing office for specific vehicle requirements. If the vehicle’s carrying a load, make sure that it’s properly secured and won’t escape, shift or sway. Commercial vehicles used for road tests may not contain the following:

  • Dangerous goods or explosives
  • Unbaffled liquids or dry bulk
  • Livestock
  • Oversized loads.

The load must not exceed the vehicle’s GVWR or licensed GVW, and in the case of Class 1 or heavy trailer endorsement road test, must meet minimum weight and load requirements. 

For more information on acceptable vehicles for taking a road test, contact a driver licensing office.